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Simply move data to a different semantic representation without any manipulation or transformation.
Similar to Direct Translation Pattern with additional step of data manipulation or transformation to match the target system format.
Set up access to an external data source (say, a database) to enhance the message with missing information.
Similar to Content Enricher Pattern; difference in mapping technique. Multiple inbound requests mapped to single outbound request.
Opposite of Content Enricher Pattern; remove unnecessary items from message (even based on condition) and send what is exactly required.
Opposite of Aggregator Pattern; single inbound request to be mapped to several outbound requests.
Example – shopping catalogue where items are grouped under categories like Sports, Women Cosmetics, Electronics, Computers, and so on.
In most scenarios, Grouping Pattern and Sorting Pattern will be bound together.
To receive only portion of the data from the message, apply a condition statement to filter the result set at the source.
For instance, a record in the source system may occur multiple times in the input file. They need to be transformed according to the target system.
Ensures loose coupling between applications; if new application is added, only the transformation between the Canonical Data Model has to be created.
Target system requires a Name-Value Pair (NVP) structure; or the source system has a NVP structure and the target requires a hierarchical schema.
Steef-Jan Wiggers has over 15 years’ experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. Steef-Jan is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forum moderator, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 5 years.
Nino Crudele has been a Microsoft BizTalk Server and Azure MVP for 9 years, he always focused delivering significant business integration project that provide exceptional outcomes for the client. He has a deep knowledge and experience delivering world class integration solutions using all Microsoft Azure stacks, Microsoft BizTalk Server and he has delivered world class Integration solutions using and integrating many different technologies as AS2, EDI, Rosettanet, HL7, RFID, SWIFT. He is a technology passionate, blogger, author, international speaker and active community member in the Application Integration area.
Michael is a highly experienced freelance consultant with many years of architecting and delivering integration projects which leverage the Microsoft technology stack. He has deep, practical knowledge of delivering complex solutions with BizTalk, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure and associated technologies. Michael has also been a technical lead on 25+ projects which have leveraged Microsoft’s cloud platform.
José António Silva is a Software Architect and a mentor in a wide variety of technologies. Particularly versed with Software as a Service (SaaS) in all aspects of the Strategy, Design, Deployment and Operation of these multi-tenant applications. Always interested in Agile Methodologies and Data Visualization and anything that can make tedious and repetitive work disappear from our lives.
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